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reported along the right side of the road. big crash this morning occurred on the southbound side of 95 here at route one. traffic being pushed over to the left to get by. we now have two lane getting by to the left on the southbound side of # 5 before you reach route one in wood brim -- side of 95 before you reach route one in woodbridge. unexpected delays on the southbound side. northbound, your lanes are open. the accident northbound in the express lanes at newington has cleared. 395 northbound across the 14th street bridge, we had accident activity tying up the right side of the road. that has cleared. >>> in the debate on capitol hill over raising the debt ceiling, republicans first announceed a vote on speaker boehner's plan around 6:00 last night and then postponed that vote as republican leaders scrambled to line up enough members. the president says even if it passes, he will veto it. ppens, next tuesday will not only affect the federal government but also local businesses and local governments. for more on that, we turn to fox 5's sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest
, what we will probably see is a short term extension. the big bill takes a lot of time people don't want to rush it don't want mistakes the theory is a short term extension, mr. president said he would do if there is a bigger deal. >> what is that mechanism attached to some other bill? >> yes, there is a one appropriations bill sitting on the shelf in the senate. >> they could pull that. >> it is an extension of the debt ceiling, there is one on the shelf they can pull down and drop that short term extension in while they work on the details of this bigger deal. >> your gut feeling is that it is going to go? >> for the first time in six weeks last night i got the sense that after a day of nothing but angry partisan ship, really bad, people had come together which is the way the process is supposed to work. perhaps not as dramatically, not as many twists and turns but it does feel the outlines not only exist, everyone sees the same thing and the process is now being laid before everyone to march us through to avoid default. >> we should watch for something this afternoon. >> yes. the inte
: prince william outmatches his bride on their first official overseas trip since the big we hadding in april. this after the two teamed one local athletes in a friendly boat race just off prince edward island in canada. his royal highness was in the center of his team's boat rowing. the duchess of cambridge sat in the back it steer her team's vessel. william's team won but the prince consoled kate with a hug. the couple watched a band perform earlier in the day. prince william landed his military helicopter there. he pulled it off without a hitch. the water landing was his first attempt. as kate greeted fans in quebec city, one fan wished her well in starting a family. kate has not spoken publicly about having children but she was overheard saying yes, i hope to. >> there is plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news starts right now. it was just a little while ago that there was a big celebration in d.c. skies were lit up with the spectacular fireworks display. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check in with tucker barnes. great call on the forecast
will play center, big shoes to fill. >> clinton poritis? >> we don't expect him back either. i don't know how much of a market there is for clinton he is an aging older running back and taken a lot of hits some times when you take one too many other teams will be cautious of paying you big bucks when they don't know if you can do it with wear and tear. >> fresh start again let's see what we can do. >> thanks dave. >>> we are following developing story on capitol hill, of course we are talking about the debt debate the death line rapidly approaching congress is heading toward a vote today, but just one step in what will be a very complicated process, as fox's doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> president obama has promised to veto what the house may do today, many republicans think he is bluffing, no exaggeration to say the political world revolves around john boehner today s the vote he will try to push through his plan to hike the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts starting to win over deficit hawks in his own party. >> cuts we can bank, step in the right direction, we ge
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
and increase the nations borrowing limit. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation extraordinarily difficult 9.2% unemployment. it is a job killer. >> we need to do something very big, substantial to bring long term debt down overtime we have to do that in a way that is good for the economy. >> reporter: of course there is a difference in opinion what is exactly good for the economy, house speaker john boehner said look the republicans are not going to agree on any package that includes any increases in taxes therefore the republican package is $2 trillion where as the deal the president has been pushing is a $4 trillion deal we should learn more at the press conference scheduled here at the white house 11:00 a.m. >>> three small planes in three separate incidents had to be intercepted by fighter jets this weekend each plane flew too close to camp david. the first around noon saturday another later that night the third happened late yesterday morning in every case the planes landed withou
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is
on traffic. >> stop waking people up. they have a big day ahead of them. be quiet out there. brandywine road at floral park road, still dealing with a wreck. they have requested a tow truck to come out to the scene. as you travel 95 southbound, to the left your screen, after dumfries, we've got reports of an overturned vehicle in the median. done appear to be causing too much in the way of delays. 355 shut down near the white splint mall because of a building fire -- near the white flint mall because of a building fire. 66 heavy in manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we have some breaking news of a shooting in northern virginia this morning. we are told that fairfax county police shot and killed a suspect who was holding a gun. they ordered him to drop the gun but he refused. it happened on kendra way in centerville sometime after 1:00 this morning. we will have more details on that shooting later this hour. >>> in springfield, the search continues for a man police say murdered his elderly far, 75- year-old gary hanson was found shot to death in his home on tuesday. p
to head down there to watch the big fireworks show and concert tonight. >>> tomorrow congress comes back early from vacation are they making progress on this looming debt deadline. fox 5 morning news continues at 7 right now. >>> what a beautiful picture a live lookout doors on this 4th of july morning. a gorgeous shot looked better than last night when mother nature put on her own show. we are not totally in the clear today good morning i am tony perkens in for steve. >> i am alison seymour good morning for you. yesterday's storms turned deadly a 56-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him riding his bike near mile marker 33 near maryland. >> arlington virginia some residents will spend their holiday cleaning up homes, yards, cars were covered with trees, branches and other debris that came down last night in the storms. >>> in the district the national mall had to be e evacuated thousands were there to watch the dress rehearsal. it went on but had to be closed to the public. >> i grew up in wyoming when they say thunder storm i don't mess around with that. i don't want to be on
us, be prepared to be patient. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robby matthew and his wife grabeled with a map trying to plan their fourth of july. >> we have to figure out what we have to do and what time to be there. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the concert and parade and fireworks. >> please take public transportation if at all possible. >> reporter: officials say don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> crowds, the metro, getting back on is always absolutely insane, like four million people trying to get back on the metro at the same time. >> reporter: others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we're going to sit probably on the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service has banned certain items. >> because of safety concerns with large clouds, no grill, glass bottle or
door meeting trying to rally his party convincing some holdouts but not enough. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the plug on progress to america's families. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive our economy off a cliff because they are too radical and inexperienced to compromise. >> reporter: more than a dozen wall street ceos sent a letter to the white house and congress yesterday pushing them to reach a deal and to do it quickly. they warn that failure to do so will have grave consequences for businesses, consumers as well as the markets and already wall street has reacted to the uncertainty with the dow falling yesterday for the fifth straight day. treasury officials are working on an emergency plan that would prioritize who gets paid if no deal is reached by tuesday. that is the latest here on capitol hill. back to you. >> thank you. >
. >> and how it impacted his career. >>> big story we're following in our area. gunfire at a maryland playground. a 5-year-old pulled the trigger. it happened in hill crest heights. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out who owns that gun, but they do believe the child got it somewhere inside his home. a witness said that it looked like the 5-year-old boyouted a smaller .22 caliber handgun when he shot that 4-year-old boy. that child was taken to children's hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting happened police say when a 5-year-old boy brought the gun to the playground. the 4-year-old boy who was shot ran back to his apartment and a neighbor called 911 and helped address the boy's wounds. police found the 5-year-old who pulled the trigger and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. now neighbors can't help but think how much worse this could have been. >> there are many people who own guns who have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: police have questions for the boy's parents. they are trying to figure out who the owner
some folk living in arlington, virginia still cleaning up after sunday night's big storm. a slew of trees and power lines knocked down. the wind were estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during the storm in arlington. dominion reports about 2400 soft mores without power in northern virginia this morning. >> very interesting now that people are back to work dealing with all that. dealing with all the traffic as well. it will be a busy day. >> today is the big one. >> let's check in with lauren demarco to see how things are on the roads so far. >> good morning, men. how are you? as you talk about the storms we were dealing with, we are still seeing some of the effects. crews on northbound glebe road between 33rd and 36th street. they are working to restore the power cables that fell down during the storm. seeing light volume at this hour. much of our overnight construction did not take place so that is good news. 395 from the beltway across the 14th street bridge into the district, your lanes are open. no problems to report. 95 running well if you are traveling southbound ne
and senate leader harry reid each have their own plans and are trying to get support for them. >>> the big story we are following this morning, i prince george's county police officer facing attempted murder and sex charges. officer gene gillette is due in court for a bopped hearing. investigators say he lured the victim john hall to his home earlier this month with a promise that he was going to be in a porn video. they say the officer demanded sexual favors and when hall refused, gillette fired several shots at him. officer yilette told police he shot a carjacking suspect at his house but officials a the story just didn't add up. hall was in the hospital with several gunshot wounds for about two weeks before recovering. >> the truth came out. >> it was because of the investigate. the investigators responded to the scene right away and they were able to, through their investigation, determine what happened. >> it was a relief too also because it take the blame on my brother-in-law off. >> if convicted, gillette could face up to life in prison. >>> new details about a serial stabber target
. >>> there are big plans to curb crime in a popular d.c. nightlife area. operation adam morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. this weekend, all parking along 18th street from columbia road to kalorama will be shut down from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the fire march shall will be check -- marshall will be checking for overcrowding. >> there is not enough public parking. this is not enough good transportation. you are teaching the people not to come here. >> walking in the middle of the street, fights taking place, people walking around with alcohol in their hands outside of public spaces, open use of drugs. >> police say nothing is etched in stone. they are will be to change almost anything involved in this enforcement if it will help stop crime. >>> police have released two new pictures of a suspected serial slasher in fairfax county. investigators say this man has cut at least five young women. police say he preys on women in their teens and early 20s. he distracts them in the store, cuts their back side and then takes off. if you recognize him, call police. >>> a mou
of the first lady could she be the next reality big tv star. >> she already is. >> who had the idea for the hit fox show glee. >> court perhaps? >> tax joining us live -- dax joining us live from l.a. good morning. >> good morning guys. >> so tell us about michelle obama first lady here, you know, she is very talented, now a reality tv star? what is up with this? >> she will head over and join extreme make over home edition for an episode of the show she is going the join them in north carolina and apparently helping build a play land and community resource center for female homeless -- homeless female military vets i think this is awesome i love this show does so much good for the community around you know the country and she wants to join in, lend a hand, help build this community center for them, i believe she leaves for that tomorrow and then, this episode should air in october it will be cool to see her doing all the work with these guys. >> so good reality tv not anything nasty. >> no, this show makes me feel so good every time i watch it it is so fun to see all these people obviously dow
. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is difficult with 4.2% unemployment. it's -- 9.2% unemployment. >> we need something big. we have to do it in a way that is good for the economy to give more support from the economy healing from the great recession. >> reporter: now, the president's plan has not gotten a warm reception from republicans. they are adverse to the tax increases and house speaker john boehner called the president this weekend to say that his party would prefer a smaller package, $2 trillion if the tax increases could be avoided. stacey cohan, back to you. >> tha . >>> a suspect is under arrest in connection with a businessman in april. he was found unconscious inside his convenience store. they will be more dough tails about the arrest later on today. >>> police are looking for whoever shot and killed a 26- year old early sunday morning. this happened in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. twit hicks was p
. >> big events just about the get under way at manassas national battlefield sarah good morning. >> good morning. ♪ [ music ] >> you can hear in the background the u.s. marine corps band just over here behind me they are getting ready for governor mcdonald who will be here expected to speak 9:15 a.m. for this momentous occasion there will be events happening not only today but throughout the weekend as well there will be different demonstrations in different areas going on as you are there in old town manassas i want to talk with bob with the washington post who recollects is very much a civil -- who is very much a civil war buff himself. >> that's right. >> let's tell people where we are. where we are is at the visitors center which happens to be henry hill talk about the significance of that people may not know. >> henry hill was the center piece of the first battle of manassas also culled bull run where the battle was decided on this hill it also played an important role in the second manassas commemorating 13 months from now >> i know you also wrote in your column talking about th
's rough in big d. >> it's already 87. 5:15 in the morning there. >> yes. that's unpleasant. 83 in miami. >> nice break, pacific northwest. july can tell us more. seattle, 58 degrees. >> showers and thunderstorms activities out of here. we have generally clear skies. look out towards cleveland and cincinnati. a whole lot of nothing going on. we should be in for bright sunshine. enjoy. plenty of sunshine with less humidity. yeah. okay. let's keep rolling. >> let's do it. >> mostly clear tonight. the five-day forecast, there we go. 92 today, tomorrow. by friday, near 100. back to the low temperatures in the 80s. >> and humid as well. >> lovely. >> thanks, tuck. >>> let's check in with julie and go with the traffic. >> i thought it was funny. tucker mentioned in seattle where it was. sun worshiping, nondrinking girl to the northwest. i tonight get it. >> a beautiful city. >> yes, my dear. >> i went up to mt. rainier and now know where santa claus lives because there was snow on the ground. >> okay, i have to take the girls and visit. so i know that's where santa lives. that's true. northbou
correction but weeks of negotiations are showing his commitment to big government is too great to lead to the kind of long term reforms we need. >> we will stay in session every day including saturdays and sunday's until congress passes legislation. >> with the president threatening to veto the house bill bipartisan plan from the senate may be the more likely option for solving the debt problem. >> meanwhile common wealth of virginia dealing with a budget surplus documents obtained by associated press show virginia's government ended the fiscal year with an unspent balance of $311 million. governor mcdonald plans to detail how that happened later today. it came from higher than expected income tax collection. >>> now our big story a rash of robberies and assaults at the metropolitan branch trail, thugs are targeting people for money and electronics, sherry ly is live with the latest on the attack. sherry good morning. >> reporter: good morning sarah. the guardian angels just left here a short time ago they spent 3 hours out here this morning, patrolling the metropolitan branch trail st
and tony. the weather is the big question. thunderstorms are in the forecast for the space shuttle's launch. here at nasa godard, everyone is watching and waiting keeping their fingers crossed that the skies will clear and all system go. the space shuttle atlantis is fueled and ready to go on the launch pad at the kennedy space center. it is the last shuttle flight for the 30-year-old program which began with columbia, 1981. it's estimated that about a million people are gathering along the west coast of florida to watch the final shuttle mission. weather remains a concern with a 70% chance of thunderstorms or rain threatening to delay. atlantis must take off by sunday or monday or it will have to wait until july 16th before it launches again. when the mess is over, atlantis will join discovery and endeavour. next, sending astronauts to asteroids or to mars. future missions to the international space station will be handled by private space vehicles. they are in development right now and it's not expected to be another three fire years before they are ready to launch. so, keep your eyes out
. >> it was a busy day yesterday. >> big crowd last night on the national mall for the fireworks show. security was tight. there was a little bit of rain but other than that, things went pretty well. >> that's right. tucker barnes is here now to talk about if things are going to continue to go well here today. >> i think so. kind of typical july weather expected with highs back into the upper 80s and low 90s. we'll take rain and thunderstorm out of the forecast for the day. we'll get a one-day break and we'll return tomorrow. let's get to it. we'll show you the satellite- radar and let me mention we are getting widespread reports of fog now. reports of visibility is less than a quarter mile in places like martinsburg. some fog developing south of spread it rickburg. be ready to that. that is the worst part of the forecast this morning. shower activity, the thunderstorms that developed during the evening last night. you can see those generally south of the city. south an east of the city down towards ocean city. here in washington, i think we'll see a teasent amount of sunshine. more sunshine th
is in the mountains out to the west. that is a big dome of high pressure. that will keep us very dry around here. no real relief in the form of any kind of cold front. here we go again. another just excruciating day with temperatures over 100 degrees. there you go. 103 later this afternoon. mostly sunny, hot, humid. code red air quality. that is an unhealthy air quality by the way. excessive heat warning through 10:00 p.m. tonight. 85 overnight. could be an early storm. very warm and muggy overnight. this your winds out of the south at five miles per hour. yes, 100 tomorrow. 95 on sunday. better chance for a storm here later in the weekend and a little bit better by monday and tuesday. less humidity as well. let's do some on-time traffic. lauren demarco has the latest. >> is it worth going to the beach? will it be cooler out there? >> yeah, two degrees. >> great. all right. the good news is things are not really heating up on the roads yet in the early morning hours. that situation at randolph road has been cleared out. you are able to access groirnl in both direction between randolph road and a
there are numerous events taking place over a big region you have camp ma naysays set up here. >>> tomorrow morning starting 10:00 a.m., museum old town manasses all the way the liberia house where lincoln and davis head quartered during 150 years ago that parade will take place through old town going from the museum to liberia house then baseball games. baseball games of the 1860s those are different than today's. >> no steroids. >> that we know of. >>> it was all undermanned and you ran to third not first -- under handed and you ran to third not first. and the pitcher put the ball where the batter wanted it to be so they could hit it. >> guys in general the cut is at the performing art center tomorrow night there is a lot taking place. and then of course we have the blue and grey ball saturday night, starting about 5:30 p.m. old town ma naoses. >> right behind us patrick gore man who played general hood is here with us this morning in the period atore looks like he is getting -- attire looks like he is getting ready to hear some music. mayor i know traffic is a concern if a lot of folks want to c
outdoors. >> a lot of people exercising. >> yes, today another beautiful one, highs 90, low hood mity, big changes tomorrow -- humidity, big changes tomorrow. >> good or bad side. >> hot side. numbers, 78 right now regan national, generally in the washington mid-atlantic, up in new england, boston 69. heart of the heat all summer long continues today looking at the five day forecast, in dallas, dallas does not have a forecast high under 102 so that gives you an idea how hot it is. wichita, 104, st. louis excessive heat warning the brunt of the heat off to the west a little piece of that energy will slip east and heat things up for us enjoy today by tomorrow and on friday, right back into the upper 90s close to 100 by friday. >>> satellite radar lots of sunshine expected mentioning all morning, carolinas, to new york, up to chicago, we don't have a cloud in the skies, just a few passing fair weather clouds, nice and dry highs 90 degrees even cooler than yesterday your five day forecast more humidity tomorrow, 95, friday dangerous heat likely heat advisoryings, near 100, not much better sat
metro for you at fox 5. this morning several metro committees are meeting to discuss big changes. >> including a decision on putting the dulles station above or below ground and talking about ideas for new rail cars and possibly changing some names. sarah simmons is live at the foggy bottom station. >> reporter: there is several on the agenda for several different committees talking about different issues. one is escalators and elevators. there is a lot of complaints from riders. where we are here, they have been working on an escalator replacement program for some time. we have seen workers here this morning. part of what they will be talking about, one of the committees, a plan to increase the on time preventative maintenance because there has been a large increase in maintenance and service calls. metro is getting feedback from rider focus groups on the design of the new 7,000 series rail cars. the first ones are set to arrive next year for the silver line to dulles airport. now, along with that, they will be talking about the naming rights of the new stops on the line. there
it for years. >> how heavy is a gold bar? >> i guess it depends on how big the bar is. a pound? i don't know. >> i've never had the pleasure of holding a gold bar. >> the forecast for the weekend couldn't be better. i think we'll have an award- winning forecast. want to start in the beaches. i know many of you headed out of town. if you picked this weekend to be across the eastern shore, you picked a perfect weekend. bright sunshine. you'll see a few passing clouds. but generally fine conditions with highs in the mid-80s. overnight lows in the 70s. humidity will be in check here for the next couple days. as we drive north here, you're in fine shape. look at the water temperature. 75 degrees. that's refreshing. it's a perfect water temperature. >> i think that's close to the peak heating here with the water. >> i have to do this. in the story i want to make sure. >> we're hoping that doesn't happen as lawmakers reach a deal soon. >> we'll have the president's press conference at 11:00 here on fox 5. >>> we will also have miss julie wright. >> we're talking about the beach forecast. i just wa
rages on. hopes for a vote on one of the proposals that has stalled because of some big questions over how much money it will actually save. >>> let'slike out over the washington area this morning on this wednesday morning. it is july 27th, 2011. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. >> we want to let you know our mortgage help phone bank just kicked off here at 6:00. it runs through 10:00 this morning. experts with the maryland mortgage assistance program are here to answer your questions about mortgage and flosh issues. they will direct you to program that can help. the number to call is there on your screen. -- your questions about mortgage and foreclosure issues. >>> here are the numbers. 202-859-3307. we also have a web chat set up for you would hike to log onto myfoxdc.com. you can do so -- if all like to log onto myfoxdc.com -- if you would like to log onto myfoxdc.com. >> let's check in with tucker barnes. >> the group next door up nice and early. i'm very impressed. >> i'm very impressed too. >> our forecast today will be a good one. generally sunshine
both raised their prices by about $8 a round trip. on the sunday shows, we heard the big problem with the faa right now is purely political. >> the american people are paying $1,000 a ticket in subsidy to people that are riding from airports with six passengers on a plane when they could drive an hour and a half and get an airplane and we won be paying the thousand dollars. so continued waste and duplication in the federal government. >> reporter: the president's chief of staff chose to focus less on waste and more on what he sees as republicans blocking an important bill. >> this dispute between the house and senate broke down and 4,000 people were laid off on friday because of a political inability for the house and the senate to get together. the republicans in the house said it is our way or, sorry, 4,000 people are laid off. that is not the way the government is supposed to work. >> air traffic controllers will not be affected by any of this mess. >>> other airlines including delta, con nbc-17al, united and virgin america have for the raised fares, passing down the savings t
. >>> officials say the next big attack on the u.s. will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if homeland security is prepared for it. we have more from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill. a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers and your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and they say the biggest threat comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battleground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by criminals. it would harm consumers and government agent is posing a -- agencies posing a major risk. >> more disturbi
there is a deal. >> weeks of negotiation have shown that the president's commitment to big government is too great to lead to the long- term reforms we need. >> we will stay in session every day until congress passes this legislation. >> reporter: with president obama threatening to veto the house bill, the bipartisan plan from the senate may be the more likely option for solving the debt problem. >>> the song you are list being to right there, don't panic by the british band coldplay astronauts this morning. the crew of the space shuttle undocked from the international space station for the last time earlier this morning. we are watching the historic end of the 30-year shuttle program. so that atlantis is due to land in florida on try. >>> you've heard of the saying beware of the dog. some are saying beware of bears right here in our area. >> i mean a black bear in this neighborhood? that is -- where did he come from? >> up next, details of what one woman spotted in her backyard and what animal control says you should do if you encounter a bear. stay with us. while both lysol and febreze make air
with our big story, the heat wave. it has already proved to be deadly in other parts of the country. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 deaths nationwide since last week. people who work outdoors are being reminded to take breaks and drink lots of water. >>> pepco says you should conserve energy during the middle of the day when air conditioners will be working the hardest. set your thermostat at 78 degrees. >>> good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check on the weather with the very hot tucker barnes, hot as in everybody is kind of hot. not that kind of hot. >> today won't be the worst of it. it will probably be the best of it as we'll only be in the mid- 90s for afternoon highs. look out, here come the 100s. could be an isolated storm later today, 94 degrees. we are still talking triple digits starting tomorrow. all those details in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you very much, tucker barnes. >>> we are following some breaking news right now in arlington where arlington county police officer is seriously
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